Before coming in you must do a personal health check. Masks are mandatory at all times in the studio.
The open studio is booked by appointment. $24/Drop-In or $80/For four, three-hour Drop-in
Open studio and glaze room booked separately.
Drop-in does not include instruction however our studio Hosts are knowledgeable and will try to answer any questions you may have. Drop-In is available for anyone who is currently registered for a class with us or has taken 2 of our 6-week pottery classes or the equivalent and can competently work with the clay, equipment and glazes without direction. NCA is segmented into work stations equipped with a wheel, work table and storage for your work. At this time you must have your own tools; we sell a basic starter set for $15.
To keep organized a shelf will be assigned to you. please let us know if you do not intend to return for more than 2 weeks, and we can store bisque and clay items for up to 1 month. Please be aware that if work is left unsigned or unlabeled it may be discarded. Drop-In Studio is for hobby potters only.
Before you book for the first time please read the in-depth information about Drop-in below the Schedule.
Tue -1:30-4:40 or 5:30-9. Wed - 11:00 - 1. Thur - 11 - 2. or 2 - 5:00 Sat 1:30-4:30 Sun 10-1.
Dec 11 - Dec 17
Drop-In participants are responsible for keeping the studio clean after use, including any tools used and mopping the floor. We have a comprehensive COVID-19 response plan in place following Work Safe BC guidelines. If you are feeling ill, do not come to the studio if you are ill. If you need to cancel due to illness, you will be fully refunded.
Drop-in is available for anyone who has taken a pottery class and can competently work with the clay, equipment and glazes without direction. If you have never taken one of our classes, you will need to start with a tour of the studio and directions on how to safely use the materials and equipment. Please call Bronwyn to arrange a time for a tour. If you are nervous about working independently please consider taking another class.
The cost of the drop-in program is $24/booking, $80/4 bookings or $120/9 bookings a month
Because we recycle our clay, our studio uses white or buff clay only.
Clay must be purchased through the studio. $45 will get you a 22 lb bag of clay, the glazes you need, and firing costs. Studio staff will do the firing for you.
Monthly memberships are paid on the 1st or the 15th and include the use of a full-sized ware board in a designated zone.
For those who have advanced skills, you can exchange for a commitment of one shift a week as a drop-in monitor. Monitors are responsible for greeting Drop-In Members and taking payment and will be assigned a studio maintenance task. We are not currently looking for studio hosts, but if you are interested please inquire as spaces do become available. We prefer to work with people that we know so if you are interested in the work exchange please consider taking some workshops with us or using the drop-in studio for a month or so.